Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Top-ranked Taiwan native Yani Tseng looking for 4 straight win in HSBC

Yani Tseng finishes third in Singapore LPGA tourney (update)2011/02/27 17:57:08

Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Yani Tseng of Taiwan was unable to extend her winning streak on Sunday at the HSBC Women's Champions, finishing third with a total of 10-under-par 278.

Her run of four wins so far this year came to a halt when Tseng, the world's No. 1 female player, failed to stage a comeback in the final round of the Singapore LPGA tournament.

Tseng said she wanted to achieve her fifth back-to-back win of the year too but was not disappointed since she had tried her best.

She ended three strokes behind Karrie Webb of Australia, who rose to triumph on the back nine.

The 22-year-old Tseng carded five birdies in the first nine holes, which narrowed her six-stroke lag behind Japanese Chie Arimura to just three and tied her in second place with the 36-year-old Webb.

Tseng fired off two more birdies on the 13th and 16th holes to reach a five-under-par 67 in the final round, the lowest of the day.

However, Tseng's bogeys on the 10th and 12th hole blew her last chance to sail past Webb and runner-up Arimura.

Although she did not win the tournament, Tseng's average points, following her victories at the Australian Women's Open, the ANZ Ladies, and the Honda LPGA Thailand in the last few weeks, were expected to keep her at the top of the rankings. The world No. 2 Jiyai Shin of South Korea tied for 11th place with her compatriots Song-Hee Kim and Amy Yang, who were 12 shots behind the winner.

Another Taiwanese golfer Candie Kung, who is based in the U.S., shot one-over- par 289 to finish tied for 16th place, and Amy Hung, also of Taiwan, tied for 30th with a four-over-par 292.

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 "Yani Tseng is the hottest golfer few fans have heard about. The Taiwan native has won three consecutive tournaments and is No. 1 in the world entering this week's HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore. The 22-year-old began 2011 at No. 5, then reached No. 1 by winning the Australian Women's Open and Australia Ladies Masters (part of the Ladies European Tour). Last week, she won the LPGA Thailand. "I just worked a little bit on my swing with my coach and got my body stronger," said Tseng, who studied English during the offseason. "I just try to relax. And I know the more relaxed I am, the better I play." The HSBC's field of 63 includes all of 2010's major champions and LPGA tournament winners.""  -

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